Scarabaeus cancer (Arrow, 1919)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mnematium cancer Arrow, 1919


Conservation Status




Kuando Kubango Province, Angola












Original scientific description:

Arrow, G. J. (1919). A remarkable new ball-rolling beetle (Family Scarabaeidae): The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology. London 9(3): 433-435.


Other references:

Boucomont, A. (1925). Mission Rohan-Chabot sous les auspices du Ministere de I'lnstruction Publique et de la Societe de Geographie. Histoire Naturelle 4(3): 1-198.

Harrison, J. G. and Philips, T. K. (2003). Phylogeny of Scarabaeus (Pachysoma MacLeay) stat. nov., and related flightless Scarabaeini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 40: 47-71.

Harrison, J. G., Scholtz, C. H. and Chown, S. L. (2003). A revision of the endemic south-western African dung beetle subgenus Scarabaeus (Pachysoma) MacLeay, including notes on other flightless Scarabaeini (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of Natural History 37: 305-355.

Holm, E. and Scholtz, C. H. (1979). A revision of the genus Pachysoma M'Leay with an evaluation of the subtribe Pachysomina Ferreira and its genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 42(2): 225-244.

Mostert, L. E. and Holm, E. (1982). Notes on the flightless Scarabaeina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) with a description of a new species. Cimbebasia (A), 5: 273-284.

Mostert, L. E. and Scholtz, C. H. (1986). Systematics of the subtribe Scarabaeina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture and Water Supply, Entomology Memoir No. 65: 1-25.

Zídek, Jiři and Pokorný, Svatopluk. (2008). Illustrated keys to Palearctic Scarabaeus Linné (Scarabaeidae). animma.x 27: 1-28.


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